Tag Archives: 1st XI

Match Report – 1st XI v Crompton CC – JW Lees Lancashire League – Evolve Document Solutions Cliffe Park – Sun 16 April 2023

There is nothing quite like the anticipation of a new cricket season. And following weeks of rain, the cancellation of almost all pre-season plans, and talk of a blanket cancellation of fixtures in the days leading up to the weekend, it’s fair to say this wasn’t anything quite like the anticipation of a new cricket […]

Thikshila de Silva to return in 2023

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed terms with our current professional Thikshila de Silva to return to GHCC in 2023. Thikshila has been a key part of the continued development of our young and inexperienced 1stXI side during his time with us, and continues to perform to the highest level. We are […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Bacup CC – Away – Sunday 14th July 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Still reeling from how close we came to beating 2nd placed Middleton last week, on Sunday we travelled to fifth placed Bacup. Bacup Bacup is a place I’ve only ever been to once before, for a night out with our Treasurer and former captain. This was quite an experience, which involved extremely reasonable alcohol […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Middleton CC – Cliffe Park – Saturday 6th July 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]A rare Saturday game for our 1st XI this week. Worsley Cup games taking place on the Sunday meant we were straight back at it following a fine victory over East Lancs last week.   Middleton would be the opponents this week. The reversal of the opening day fixture as we move into the […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs East Lancashire CC – Cliffe Park – Sunday 30th June

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sunday 30th June saw us welcome East Lancs back to the Cliffe for the second time in three days, and having comprehensively beaten them in what was a dead rubber of a T20 game on Friday, hopes were high of a further victory, to get us back on track after last week’s annual wedgying […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Nelson CC – Cliffe Park – 16th June 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]After two straight away games which gave us our first win of 2019 at Rawtenstall, followed by a narrow derby day defeat at Rishton, we returned to the Cliffe on Sunday feeling positive as we welcomed Nelson. Another week of almost incessant rain had abated, and the ever impressive drainage system had done its […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Rishton CC – Away – 9th June 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the back of last week’s win at Rawtenstall, we went into today’s local derby game with a renewed sense of confidence, one not remotely diminished by the poor weather, which had put paid to the previous two days’ scheduled fixtures. Today was brighter, one of those grey days with the remnants of puddles […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Rawtenstall CC – Away – Sunday 2nd June

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sunday took our 1st XI to Rawtenstall still in search of our first victory  I love going to Rawtenstall; admittedly not quite as much as Hamza, who has two 50s and two tons in 4 innings there so far (not in today’s team), but the setting, a tiered viewing area facing the field framed […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Milnrow CC – away – 19th May 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Matt Oddie won the toss on a nice day in Milnrow and decided to bat. The two Oddie brothers are to open the batting. Something you should know about Milnrow; well Milnrow is the birth place of  actress Anna Friel. For those who don’t know Anna, she was one of the actresses involved in […]

Match Report – 1st XI vs Colne CC – Cliffe Park – 12th May 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text] ‘There’s no better way than to spend a summer afternoon than in the sun watching your local cricket team’. He’s only 8 weeks old, but this is what I told my little lad as I got him into his whites ahead of his first full visit to Cliffe Park for today’s game. Undoubtedly […]